Saturday, January 4, 2014

We Open Late Tomorrow Due to Inventory, and Close Early on Monday, Due to the Cold.

What an exciting week we're having!

1. Tomorrow we're opening late so we can finish our annual inventory. We start at 6 am and the store will open by Noon.

2. On Monday, we've made a decision to close the store early. Our hours will be 10 am to 6 pm. We've moved our book discussion of Liam Callanan's All Saints to Monday, January 13, 6 pm (note corrected date and special time).

3. We're sort of sitting tight on our event with M. Evelina Galang (photo credit Hydee Ursolino Abrahan) on Tuesday, January 7. Right now our public event is still on. We're a little unsure about how the advisor is going. Please call the store on Tuesday if you are planning to come. To whet your appetite a bit more, here's a little more about Galang, the director of University of Miami's Creative Writing Program. From Jim Higgins in Sunday's Journal Sentinel profile:

"Her novel is deeply grounded in Angel's Filipina experience, with Tagalog words and 'Taglish' hybrids dropped in the text in the natural places bilingual speakers might use them. Yet it's a story built on a universal template: a mother and teen daughter who don't understand each other in the moment. Angel's ináy (mama) sees the United States as a land of opportunity; Angel, who's become an activist, resents leaving her native land. She's still mourning her father when her mother connects with a new man whom Angel dislikes."

More about Angel de La Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery here.

4. Our email newsletter went out today. It's been a bit of a crazy week. Our longtime event marketing specialist Stacie is moving on to a great position at HarperCollins in the sales department, though she'll be back on January 24 for our event with Jen Percy and John Liebert. And her last gift to me was that she wrote most of it. Much thanks to her--I'm not sure it would have gone out in time otherwise. 

Let's hope that front passes through as scheduled.

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